Jim Bova wins the Combat in the Cage Lightweight Title

Jim Bova defeated the current champion, Mark Getto, with a rear naked choke at 3:59 of round 1. This earned Jim the Combat in the Cage professional lightweight title.

Bova Continues Win Streak

On Saturday June 9, 2007 Anthracite's lightweight Jim Bova continues his winning ways by submitting Team Rhino fighter Steve DeAngelis 36 seconds into the second round. After a late first round onslaught of elbows from the top mounted position Jim continued his control of the fight into the second round by securing a triangle/armbar for the win. Congrats to Jim and his teamates who worked so hard to help him prepare. Next for Anthracite will be Shane Ott who fights on the IFL card in Vagas on June 16.

Jeff Walcott and Vince McDonald attend Royler Gracie Workshop

On Friday June 8, 2007, instructor Jeff Walcott and student Vince McDonald attended the Royler Gracie workshop in Harrisburg. The workshop was held at Greg Anderson's  RGDA team affiliate school. A special thanks to Greg for his hospitality. It goes without saying that the instruction was top notch. Wow what can I say! Three Gracie Jiu-JItsu black belts teaching and one of them Royler Gracie. Royer, David Adiv, and Rosendo Diaz. Thank you. Our students will continue to benefit from your impeckable teachings.

Shane Ott and Jim Bova Victorious at Extreme Combat Challenge

Shane Ott and Jim Bova battled opponents in the Extreme Combat Challenge in Cincinnatti, OH. Shane faced off against the respected veteran Kerry Schall in a professional heavyweight matchup, featured as the main event of the night. Shane quickly took down Schall and began an onslaught of elbows from the half guard.

Results from Jonathan Murpyh vs. Chase Gormley in KOTC, Sinister

On Friday, April 27, Anthracite Combat Club's Jonathan Murphy lost a hard fought decision to Chase Gormley in King of the Cage, Sinister. The fight took place at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Watch this fight on Pay Per View on May 18.

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